Awami League candidate Habibur Rahman Habib won the Sylhet-3 by-polls on Saturday, beating his nearest rival Jatiya Party’s Atikur Rahman Atik by a huge margin.
According to official results Habib bagged 90,064 votes in the constituency comprising three upazilas of Dakkhin Surma, Fenchuganj and Balaganj. Atik got only 24,752 votes.
Sylhet Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer Kazi Emdadul Islam announced the results at 9:15 pm on Saturday.
Apart from these two candidates, BNP rebel Alhaj Shafi Ahmed Chowdhury got 5,136 votes and Junaid Md Mia of Bangladesh Congress got 640 votes.